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Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer

Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer

Your Go-To DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, White Collar Crime
  • Virginia
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Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
James Panagis
Reviewed by James Panagis April 20, 2022
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Steve is excellent at what he does and is honest with the court and opposing counsel. A true master in his area.
Reviewed by B. Clark May 6, 2022
A true professional
No need to look any further than Stephen Pfeiffer. Being in the customer service business myself, I respect and expect true customer service when I am the customer as well. Mr. Pfeiffer represents true professionalism with favorable results and integrity. I will never even search for other counsel when I am in a time of need. Thank you Pfeiffer!!
Reviewed by Alicia A. April 7, 2022
Top Notch Professional
Hiring Stephen Pfeiffer to represent me was the best decision I made for my case. It was my first time navigating the Justice system and Mr. Pfeiffer made sure I was well informed every step of the way. He listened, was empathetic and carried a strong, calm demeanor. He even managed to keep my worry-wart of a mom feeling comfortable and secure. My family and I are forever grateful for Mr. Pfeiffer’s services and happy with our very favorable outcome. I would recommend him to family, friends, and colleagues with confidence.
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Biography

Stephen P. Pfeiffer is known locally as the “Go-To-DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney.” Stephen is a partner at Wolcott Rivers Gates, one of the oldest and largest law firms in Virginia Beach. Stephen has been published as a coauthor in the in the nationally recognized “Inside the Minds” series by Aspatore Books on ­The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases “A Practitioner’s Everyday Insight Into DWI/DUI Defense in Virginia”. Stephen has an AV® Preeminent Rating – the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity. An AV® Rating signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence. Stephen was selected as a member of the National College of DUI Defense Attorneys and has been recognized as one of the top 100 DUI attorneys in Virginia by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense. Additionally, Stephen is consistently recognized as one of Virginia's Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine as well as being selected as a "Rising Star" by Virginia Super Lawyers. Recently Stephen was selected as Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers for Virginia by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Additionally, Stephen is a founding member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. Stephen has also recently received recognition from the NACDA as a "Top 10 Under 40" for DUI Defense. Additionally, Stephen has been named a "Top Lawyer" by Coastal Virginia Magazine. Stephen was the American Bar Association's 2007 National Champion in Legal Negotiations and serves as an adjunct professor at Regent University School of Law.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Manslaughter
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • GoToMeeting
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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4th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • English
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner and Marketing Chair
Wolcott Rivers Gates
- Current
Adjunct Professor
Regent University School of Law
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Law Clerk
Maricopa County District Attorney's Office
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Education
Regent University School of Law
J.D.
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Carroll College
B.A. | Double Major History and Political Science
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Awards
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV® Preeminent Rating – the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity. An AV® Rating signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence.
Top 100 DUI Attorneys
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers for Virginia
American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 40 Under 40
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
Rising Star
Virginia Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Central Business District Association
Board Member
- Current
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American Association of Premmier DUI Attorneys
Founding Member
- Current
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The American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers for Virginia
- Current
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Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board Member
- Current
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National College of DUI Defense
- Current
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The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Top 100 DUI Attorneys In Virginia
- Current
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CBDX
Founder and Past President
- Current
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James Kent American Inn of Court
- Current
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Virginia Beach Bar Association
Former Young Lawyers Chair and Current Circuit Court Liaison Chair
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
“Inside the Minds” Series ­The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases “A Practitioner’s Everyday Insight Into DWI/DUI Defense in Virginia”
Aspatore Books
Speaking Engagements
DUI Bootcamp, Norfolk
Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
Presented to local attorneys and judges regarding the nuances of DUI Defense. From the initial client intake through trial, we will go through the documents needed, questions to ask and information to look for in order to perform a full case analysis for the client and prepare a defense. The session will break DUI Defense into five stages: 1). The Stop 2). The Arrest 3). The BAC 4). Reasonable Doubt and 5). Mitigation and Presentation of Your Case
Certifications
DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course
NHTSA
Websites & Blogs
Website
Your Go-To DUI Lawyer
Legal Answers
37 Questions Answered
Q. what is the penalty for first time 18.2-266. Inside car @ wawa to get water and composure; passed out. 911 call to er.
A: If you’re convicted of a DWI in Virginia your license to drive must be suspended for 12 months. TheCourt is allowed to grant you a restricted driving license with interlock for a certain period of time. Additionally you’re facing up to a $2500 fine and up to one year in jail. Depending what your BAC was there could be a potential for mandatory jail time.
Q. What does DWI:Drugs mean? Is it alcohol and drugs or just one of them
A: I means the government suspects you were driving under the influence of drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol.
Q. How to remove a false charge
A: This is may have been a clerical error and may be corrected by contacting the clerk of the court in which you were convicted.
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Stephen Pfeiffer Virginia Beach DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney
200 Bendix Road, Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Telephone: (757) 554-0258
Cell: (757) 554-0258
Fax: (757) 497-7267
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